Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna to Perform at 2016 Grammy Awards
Update (2/5): The Grammys are about to get worked — Rihanna, who was announced as a BRIT Awards performer earlier this week, will also take the stage at The Grammys on February 15, the show shared today via Twitter.
Update (1/27): The performance roster’s become a little more filled out: The Grammys confirmed via Twitter that Tori Kelly and James Bay will join forces at the upcoming show. Ellie Goulding and Andra Day are also slated to share the stage.
As if music’s biggest night could proceed without a performance from its reigning queen.
Ten-time Grammy-winner Adele, whose 25 has sold nearly eight-million copies in just a few short months in the United States, will perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards, the organization announced today (January 20). Kendrick Lamar, whose critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly earned him Album of the Year and Song of the Year nominations (he’s also the most nominated artist overall), will also take the stage for the 58th annual show.
The Weeknd, whose Beauty Behind The Madness earned him seven nominations, is slated to deliver a live set, too. Also joining the performance roster is Little Big Town, who earned nominations for Best Country Album for Pain Killer and Country Duo/Group Performance for “Girl Crush.”
“This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music’s biggest night,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said according to the AP. “We look forward to celebrating what’s been a wonderful year in music, honoring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances.”
LL Cool J will return to host the February 15 ceremony for the fifth consecutive year. “The performances and moments that take place on the Grammy stage are awesome in so many ways for the audience and artists alike,” he said after a December 2015 announcement.
Share your thoughts on the performance lineup so far, and be sure to watch the Grammys next month on CBS.
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